Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG)

Society for Underwater Technology Houston

SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee

OSIG Chair:       Shawn Williamson
                           BHP Billiton Petroleum
OSIG Secretary: Earl Doyle
                           Consultant & Shell (Retired)
Past Chair:         Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina
                           Texas A&M University

Aim and Technical Remit:
To provide a recognised forum concerning offshore site investigation, foundation behaviour and associated areas of geophysics, geology, geotechnics and the offshore environment. The purpose of the committee as defined in its constitution is:
  • To promote best practice for issues within the OSIG committee's remit within the offshore industry.
  • To be a recognized learned body providing advice on issues within the technical remit of the committee to other non-commercial organizations.
  • To organize and provide education and training courses, workshops, seminars, and international conferences to the offshore industry to foster best practice and knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Our Courses

SUT OSIG Integrated Site Investigation and Geotechnics Course

Integrated Site Investigation and Geotechnics

This three-day course with comprehensive coverage of survey planning, acquisition, interpretation, and integration of data, culminates with in-depth presentations of several integrated case histories.

SUT OSIG Metocean Course


The metocean awareness course  is aimed at those who need to have a greater understanding of metocean conditions worldwide and how they might impact the effectiveness of their work.

SUT OSIG Design and Reliability of Offshore Geo-Structures

Design and Reliability of Offshore Geo-Structures

This course will provide practical tools to make, analyze and communicate risk-based decisions. It will incorporate case histories and audience participation.

Our Subcommittees
OSIG has formed five different subcommittees.  These are staffed by industry professionals from the oil and gas industry and academics from universities with programs supporting our remit.  Companies and universities represented include  BHP Billiton Petroleum, Fugro, GEMS, TAMU, Benthic, Gardline, SAGE USA, The Jukes Group, BP, Oceaneering, Chevron, UT-Austin, NGI-Houston, Shell, Geosyntec and BARR Engineering Co. All subcommittee members volunteer their time towards SUT's learning programs.  Proceeds are used to provide scholarships to students undertaking studies pertinent to marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering.


OSIG Committee Members


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UT3 Issue Five 2017

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